I’M BETH, THE ONE BEHIND THE LENS HERE AT BETH GALLIGAN PHOTOGRAPHY. I LOVE MY JOB, IT'S TRUE! I SWOON OVER SWEET NEWBORNS AND WATCH FAMILIES GROW – AT “WORK” – IT DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THAT, AND I AM SO BLESSED! 

MY JOURNEY WITH PHOTOGRAPHY STARTED BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL. I TOOK PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK, AND ON THE SIDE AS A HOBBY. AFTER GRADUATION, I LANDED IN CULINARY ARTS SCHOOL WITH A MAJOR IN BAKING AND PASTRY. I CONTINUED PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE SIDE, AND WAS ALWAYS TAKING PHOTOS OF MY DELICIOUS CREATIONS. ONE NIGHT I WHIPPED UP A BATCH OF CUPCAKES TO SIMPLY TAKE PHOTOS OF (AND MAYBE TO EAT, HA!). IT WAS THAT MOMENT WHEN I REALIZED I NO LONGER WANTED TO BAKE PROFESSIONALLY, I WANTED TO BE BEHIND THE CAMERA. ONLY A FEW SHORT MONTHS LATER, MY PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS BLEW UP. I HAD FINALLY FOUND WHERE MY HEART AND SOUL HAD ALWAYS BEEN. 

ALONG WITH PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVELING IS MY PASSION. MY FAVORITE PLACE IS ON THE BEACH, THE SMELL OF THE SALTY AIR AND MY TOES IN THE SAND PUT ME AT PEACE.  I AM ALSO A SELF PROCLAIMED BOOK NERD, MERMAID BELIEVER, SALT WATER FISHER, SWEET TEA CONNOISSEUR, AND LOVER OF ALL THINGS WHIMSICAL AND SPARKLY. I BELIEVE IN LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND DOING WHAT YOU LOVE. I BELIEVE IN EMBRACING LIFE, AND I BELIEVE THERE IS MAGIC ALL AROUND US IF YOU SIMPLY OPEN YOUR HEART.

TO ME, PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT JUST "CLICKING A BUTTON". PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN ART. IT'S CREATING AND CAPTURING THOSE MOMENTS THAT TELL A STORY. THEY TELL A STORY OF LOVE, INNOCENCE, AND IMAGINATION THAT WILL LAST YOU A LIFETIME. 

MY JOURNEY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY HAS TAUGHT ME A LOT. A LOT ABOUT LIFE, FRIENDSHIPS, AND HOW MOMENTS SOMETIMES CAN PASS US ON BY IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE WITHOUT EVEN THE SLIGHTEST WARNING. ALL OF THESE MOMENTS HAVE LED US TO THE EXACT MOMENT WE ARE IN NOW. WHILE TODAY IT MAY MEAN NOTHING, TOMORROW IT WILL JUST BE A MEMORY. THESE ARE THE MOMENTS THAT MATTER! THE SAME MOMENTS THAT WE FORGET TOO SOON, BUT THAT WE WISH WE COULD ALWAYS REMEMBER. THESE ARE THE MOMENTS I WANT TO CAPTURE FOR YOU. THAT COULD BE YOUR NEWBORN'S FIRST FEW DAYS OF LIFE, YOUR TODDLER RUNNING ON THE BEACH, OR MAYBE IT'S SIMPLY YOUR CHILD'S INNOCENCE AND INCREDIBLE IMAGINATION. THESE ARE THE LITTLE MOMENTS THAT MAKE LIFE TRULY MAGICAL. WHATEVER IT MAY BE, I WILL CAPTURE IT SO YOU CAN REMEMBER THIS EXACT MOMENT FOR YEARS TO COME. 

WHEN YOU SEE ME, I HOPE YOU SEE REAL LIFE. I LOVE CAPTURING SWEET, SIMPLE, CANDID MOMENTS THAT HAPPEN NATURALLY. FROM POUTY LIPS AND GIGGLES, TO TINY TOES, I WILL CAPTURE EVERY EMOTION OF YOUR CHILD THE WAY YOU REMEMBER THEM AS THEY ARE TODAY. I AM SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO WAKE UP EVERY DAY AND DO WHAT I LOVE. I AM LIVING MY DREAM, AND IT'S AN HONOR TO BE A PART OF YOUR MEMORIES. 

 

 


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